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Bitcoin: Come For The Memes, Stay For The Community

Memes are a great way to share a laugh and build community. But in the unique world that is Bitcoin, they’ve become so much more as well.”If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a meme is worth 10,000.” – Elon MuskThe History Of MemesWhen Richard Dawkins coined the term, meme, in 1976, he defined it as “a unit of cultural transmission.” This definition is so broad that you could make an argument that memes have been with us for as long as humans have had cultures. For the purposes of this article I will just stick to how the memes within the Bitcoin ecosystem affect our culture.The Culture Of Memes“Memes are, in a way, distilled truth.” -GigiThe mainstream news is constantly trying to separate us over our differences, but memes are one of the best tools we have to share a laugh. What’s even better than their jocular nature is the truth they can communicate efficiently to the masses that can bring everyone together on the same page. Nobody wants to feel like they’re left out of the loop and memes are a powerful tool that highlight for people what they don’t know. MATT ODELL is known for epically tweeting out things along the lines of “THE MEMES ARE REAL” amongst other CAPS TWEETS, but when he gets serious in his podcasts he can be heard explaining his rationale behind the tweets:“A good meme is based in reality to begin with. It’s not like …
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